Everest Base Camp Trek (10 days) – Nepal Eco Adventure
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Everest Base Camp Trek (fast ascent) - 10 days

  • Everest Base Camp Trek (fast ascent)10 days / 9 Nights
  • Everest Base Camp Trek (fast ascent)Max. group: 10 persons
  • Everest Base Camp Trek (fast ascent)Difficulty: Difficult

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Accomodation

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Training

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Everest base camp trekking takes you to the height of 5364m which is high enough to be a real challenge. Everest base camp is normally done in 12 days of time frame with flight from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

But this rapid Everest Base Camp trekking takes you to the mighty Everest Base Camp as fast as possible. We have designed this short base camp trekking package to fit your short holiday. In this package there is no rest day and nothing to acclimatize in the middle, so it is not a fit for the first timer in the height above 4000m. As Everest has quite different lands cape and weather is dramatic in the region you should be warned when you are willing to do this trekking.

What’s the plan?

Day 01 Lukla and trek to Phakding
You’ll take an early flight from domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu to Lukla. I’m sure that entire flying time you’ll keep engaged yourself with the awesome views of breathtaking mountains.

After landing on Lukla and taking short rest, you’ll head towards Phakding by following the Dudh Koshi river and cross a suspension bridge. On the trail, you’ll see chorten, mani stone, and prayer flag.

On this first day trial, you’ll start to view beautiful mountains like Karyolung, Nupla, and Gongla. You’ll take rest at several stops for a tea break or lunch break. You’ll spend a night on Phakding.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 2,610 m
Trekking hours: 4 hours

Day 02 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
On the second day, after having hot breakfast you’ll head toward one of the biggest rest areas, Namche Bazaar. The trial involves high climbing and steep steps through stunning forest, crossing river via swaying suspension bridges.

After long day hike and reaching in Namche Bazaar, you’ll fall in love with the sight of golden mountains at the sunset time. Trust me the view will be really breathtaking! You’ll be compelled to forget all your tiredness. You’ll spend a night at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 3,445 m
Trekking hours: 6 hours

Day 03 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
The third day of trek begins with another early start (around 6 am) through narrow trails. On the trail, you’ll stop in several places to get the outstanding views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Tabuchi, Mt. Thamserku etc.

After few hours of walks, trails take you to the hilltop village of Tengboche via rhododendron forested area. Tengboche is famous for the largest monastery of Khumbu region i.e. Tengboche Monastery.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 3,860 m
Trekking hours: 5 hours

Day 04 Trek to Dingboche
On the fourth day, the trek begins with first descend through the rhododendron forests and then gradual steep climbs. After climbing countless mani stones, first you’ll reach Pangboche.

Again, the trail ascended and past Shomare and Orsho to Dingboche and here you’ll spend your night.Dingboche is famous for a summer settlement for yak grazing. On the way to Dingboche, you’ll see a lot of yaks grazing over a slope of the cliff. The amazing view of mountains like Lhotse, Amadablam, and Taboche will be beyond your expectations.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 4,360 m
Trekking hours: 4 hours

Day 05 Trek to Lobuche
On the fifth day, the trail leads via little upwards climb and you’ll walk into grassland area.After crossing the suspension bridge to Thukla, a steep hike will take you to the Lobuche pass. You’ll see different colorful prayer flags, Khagan Chorten, and a cemetery ground with hundreds of cairn memorials for those who died on the mountain.

Besides, Lobuche offers some breathtaking views of mountains. There is also a high altitude research center which can help with communication for the rescue operation.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 4,930 m
Trekking hours: 5 hours

Day 06 Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp
On the sixth day, you’ll finally be in the base camp which will definitely make you proud and excited to be near to the top of the world.After all your dream to be on the top of the world will be fulfilled!

Today’s trail will be smoothly up and down. After having the hot breakfast, first, you’ll head towards to Gorak Shep over the wide trails and with the view of the Khumbu glacier and mountains.

After you reached Gorakshep, taking some rest you’ll head to Everest Base Camp, the main attraction of this trek.

The major highlight of the day is many mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Lingtren.

After enjoying some beautiful moments at Everest Base Camp you’ll again be back to Gorak Shep for the overnight.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 5,346 m (EBC) and 5,160 m, Gorak Shep
Trekking hours: 7 hours

Day 07 Trek to Kala Pathar and back to Pheriche
On the seventh day, early in the morning, you’ll hike up to Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar 360-degree of panoramic mountain view along with Khumbu Glacier will look amazing.After reaching the Kala Patthar viewpoint, your breath is truly taken away!

Actually, you’ll see the Mt. Everest again close and personal. Once you’re done with relishing the mountains then you’ll trek back to Gorak Shep and then descend to Pheriche. Pheriche is another beautiful valley surrounded by rocky hills and mountains. You’ll spend a night at Pheriche.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 5,545 m (Kala Patthar) and 4,280 m, Pheriche
Trekking hours: 7 hours

Day 08 Trek to Namche Bazaar
On the eighth day, you’ll trek back to Namche Bazaar. Again by following the Dudh Koshi river, you will encounter the tree line and return through the same trail. You’ll stop at a different place for a tea break and lunch break.

You’ll again cross the suspension bridge and pass via rhododendron and pine forests. Here, you’ll get a perfect scenery of breathtaking mountain vistas. The trail continues via passing different Mani stone, Chorten, and Stupas. Then, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar and spend rest of the night.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Trekking hours: 6 hours

Day 09 Trek back to Lukla
On the ninth day of your trek, you’ll back down to the small airstrip at Lukla, where you’ll catch your flight back to Kathmandu. The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi river with the flashback of past 10 days trek.

After a long hike, likely 8 hours, you’ll reach Lukla. Once you reach Lukla, you can celebrate your achievement and cherish your amazing journey. Spend overnight at Lukla.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Trekking hours: 8 hours

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to your Hotel
On the final day of the trek, you’ll take your beautiful flight back to Kathmandu. Once again saying a heartfelt goodbye to the majestic mountains. Finally, you’ll land at Kathmandu airport and transferred to your respective hotel.

Included:

√ Pick up and transfer to and from airport
Your trekking companies able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. If you need a transfer to and from the airport in Kathmandu, then this can also be organized.

Return flights Kathmandu – Lukla
The trekking begins and ends with an exciting flight. The cost of flights to and from Lukla is included in the price and will be booked by your trekking company.

√ Staying in Lodge or Guest House during the trek
During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

√ English speaking guide and a porter
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.

√ Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.

√ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.

√ Coffee and Tea
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.

√ Permit and TIMS
The total amount includes costs for the permit. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.

√ Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.

√ Cap, T-Shirt & Roadmap
We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.

√ Assistant Guide for a Group of over 6 People
If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.

√ Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).

√ Helicopter Service in Emergencies
Check whether this is reimbursed by your travel insurance and otherwise take out a supplementary travel insurance package for this.

Excluded:

× Visa for Nepal
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

× Flights to and from Nepal
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

× Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

× Tipping
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous and read our blog post about tipping when you are planning to go trekking in Nepal.

× Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.

Accomodation

During the trek we stay in lodges or teahouses. The teahouses are basic of nature. Some of them have a squatter toilet, while others provide a western style alternative . Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water. Some teahouses have access to the internet, but always at extra charge. Please read our blog about the teahouses in Nepal. 

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. In addition, the routes are ideally designed to give you enough time to acclimatize.

While the intention is to stick to the described route, a certain degree of flexibility is built in. In some cases it may be necessary to change the route here and there. The mountains are full of surprises, and the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. The guides continuously carry out risk assessments throughout the expedition. It is therefore best to plan a number of extra days in Nepal for possible unforeseen circumstances. Read all about altitude sickness here.

Training

Do you make it to your destinations as planned? Often this depends on the unpredictable weather in the mountains. However, it can also depend on your own physical condition.

Do you like walking, have you done trekking at altitude more often and do you sport twice a week on average? With a little extra training, you’ll soon be ready for this beautiful trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Is this the first time that you are trekking at altitude? Make sure you are well prepared. This is important for your safety, but also for that of your team. Make sure you start six months in advance with an hour’s walk twice a week. Read this blog post and get fit for trekking in Nepal.

Packing List

Trekking in Nepal requires decent gear. Especially the basics like an 80-90l backpack and quality trekking socks. Read an extensive blog here about what to bring with you.

Documents
– Passport
– Travel insurance
– Boarding passes for flights
– 2 passport photos
– Driving License
– Dollars in cash
– Credit card (make sure you have $500 available on your card
in case evacuation by helicopter is required)

Sleep
– Sleeping bag
– Extra sleeping bag lining

Footwear
– Mountain shoes: 3 or 4 season lightweight
– Slippers or sandals for the city
– Aircraft shoes (optional)

Clothing
– Make sure you have non-cotton clothing for during the trek
– 2 t-shirts with underlayer (e.g. running t-shirts)
– Fleece / softshell jacket
– Waterproof jacket
– Down jacket for warmth
– Travel and citywear
– Underwear
– Trousers for underlayer (optional)
– Waterproof pants
– Trekking pants
– Trekking shorts (optional)
– 2 thick trekking socks
– Lightweight and breathable trekking socks
– Gloves and woolen hat

Accessories
– One backpack: 35 liters
– A duffel bag or backpack with straps to go over your back (Max
8kg weight for the porters to carry)
– Drybag or waterproof cover for your backpack
– Water bottle/thermos: at least 2 litres.
– Sunglasses
– Sunscreen
– Personal medication – Inhaler, blister plasters, etc.
– General toiletries, contact lenses, spectacles (if necessary)
– Towel
– Electronics – Headlight, travel adapter, phone & charger
– Lip balm
– Book
– MP3/Music and headphones
– Hand disinfectant, biodegradable wet wipes

Nepal Eco Adventure

Nepal Eco Adventure has office in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most touristic city. Nepal Eco Adventure makes everything possible for its customer satisfaction. Nepal Eco Adventure is a team of experts with the greatest possible amount of experience.

Nepal Eco Adventure serves its customers by offering various attractions in Nepal and thus also provides them with more information about Nepal and its culture. Our manager is also a trekking guide in Nepal, so the whole company exudes the culture of trekking.

We build on experience and invaluable local expertise in the Nepalese Himalayas. Our thorough knowledge of trekking, experienced hikers and tour guides, the ties with TAAN, Nepal Tourism Board, RastraBank Nepal and Company Registration Centre Nepal are the most important points that make your trip perfect, safe and enjoyable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season
If you have read our blog post about the best time for trekking in Nepal, you will know that every season in Nepal is suitable for trekking. However, in certain times of the year the one area of Nepal is more favorable than the other. Most people who go trekking in the Everest region and Gokyo Valley do so from March till the beginning of June and from September till the end of December. The Annapurna Region is best enjoyed in March to May and from October all the way to December. Just like Everest, you can trek in Annapurna all year round. The same seasons are most popular when talking the Manaslu Circuit and the Langtang Valley. The Upper Mustang is your choice during the Monsoon season when the rest of the country gets more rainfall. The Upper Dolpo is perfect most of the year, especially from March all the way to November.

Porters
Bookatrekking.com strives to only work with providers who treat porters in a fair manner. Without porters, there is no trekking in Nepal. They are the heart and soul of your adventure and they every day carry part of your gear. Bookatrekking.com always tries to find a balance between an affordable trekking adventure and the fair treatment of porters.

Tipping
Porters are partly dependent on tipping. The cheaper your trekking, the more likely it is that the salary for porters is low. In any case, this must be compensated with tipping. It is an unwritten law in the Himalayas. On your way you will notice that the amount of tipping is a hot topic. At the end of the trek there is an opportunity to give tips. The rule of thumb is to count 10 to 15% of the total amount of the trek. This can be divided into 60-40. The 60% of the amount goes to the guide and 40% is for the porter(s).

Currency and Payment Methods
We recommend you to bring US dollars or euros to pay for your visa, further travel and other costs. It is easiest to travel in Nepal with US dollars. Nepal has reasonable banking facilities with branches of a number of international local commercial banks. Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are ATMs in larger cities during the hikes. However, it is a good idea to bring enough money from Kathmandu or Pokhara as in Nepal you never know if the ATMs will work.

Visa Nepal
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you can get a tourist visa. USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days tourist visa. You need two passport photos. You can apply for an online visa here.

Vaccinations
No immunizations are required vsiting Nepal, but it’s always worth checking which vaccinations are recommended and check you are up-to-date with all your boosters.

Although you can get vaccinations in Kathmandu, it’s generally better (and often cheaper) to get them before your trip. Either way, it’s always worth consulting with your local doctor or nurse for up-to-date travel and inoculation advice at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date.

The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles.Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, plan to stay for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the lowlands of the Terai Region.

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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Everest Base Camp Trek (10 days) – Nepal Eco Adventure

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We have designed this short base camp trekking package to fit your short holiday